I'm new to this forum but not new to skiing. I'm 5' 10", 170lbs., 31 years old, have been skiing anywhere from 5-20 days a season since I was 4, and consider myself a pretty good skier. I do most of my skiing at Mammoth in California and can ski almost anything there. I spend equal time on groomers, steeps, and between the trees, but no true backcountry stuff.
I made my last ski purchase in 2004 - Atomic Metron m:10 - and I think it's about time for me to upgrade, but am willing to wait until after the season to grab a good close out kind of deal.
My question to you all is this: what should I demo this year? I've gotten one recommendation from a local shop - the Blizzard Bonafide. I'm open to stuff in this category or something else with good reasoning behind it. Really want to get this purchase right, since I don't buy new skis that often (MTB is my year round passion and most of my money goes there) and won't likely make another purchase for another 8-10 years or so. Also interested in binding recommendations. My boots fit me like a glove, so I'm good there.
Thanks in advance!